Knowledgebase: Domains
Is domain privacy free? How do I set it?
Posted by - NA - on 04 September 2009 01:08 AM

Yes. We offer free domain privacy.

You can set it by logging into your billing account -> Domains -> Expand the domain in question by clicking the + (plus) sign -> Private Registration -> Turn On/Off

**EDIT July 13, 2015**
Starting July 13, 2015 domain private registration is no longer a free offering by Arvixe. Effective immediately, domain privacy is now an addon option in the checkout offered at $9.99/yr for a single domain. For existing customers with private registration enabled on domains that were registered before 7/13/2015 will be considered legacy customers. Those domains with private registration already enabled will remain free as long as you remain an Arvixe customer.

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Kevin Hall
10 February 2012 08:48 PM
Please note that .US domains require your information to be listed on the domain per http://www.neustar.us/faqs/#3

This is an ICANN requirement, and we have no control over it.

Please let our support know if you have any questions about this.

Thanks!
Linda Downie
07 May 2012 05:51 PM
Ok, so I have read a few articles and am still confused because the answer does not answer the question.

Is domain privacy free? A better (talk to me like I am at 6th grade level) way, after researching is; Is an arvixe registered domain-name, privacy free? Ex: website1.com <-- The domain-name must be registered at arvixe to get free arvixe domain (name) privacy. website2.com <-- this name I bought is registered at godaddy.com and it is HOSTED (you made the space for me to build a website) with arvixe. Is my privacy free at arvixe for my godaddy registered domain-name that I am HOSTING with arvixe? (you made the space for me to build a website). Better (i.e. dumb it down) definitions for domain, host, website and registered might be helpful for some. And, I suspect the second answer is no (or you can buy privacy at godaddy).

I felt "tricked" by the "free" word, and hoodwinked when the full question was not answered. I thought, what other way is this service going to try and rip me off? Just sayin'... LD
Michael Carr
27 September 2012 10:42 AM
Yes, our domain privacy is entirely free.
Daniel
23 February 2013 07:29 AM
To answer the second part of your question Linda, you are right that this is not possible. It is already impossible from a technical level. Domain privacy is more or less a fiduciary service: a company offers to be the public registrar for your domain and broker any communications for you. In order to do that, they need to have access to your domain's registry information, so they can replace your contact information with their own. Only the company you registered your domain with has that kind of access. So it's absolutely impossible for Arvixe to offer domain privacy (free or paid) to any domain that you did not register through Arvixe, because they don't have that kind of control over the domain. Any changer to your domain registrar information can only be effected through the company you registered it with.
Konstantin
11 February 2014 04:59 AM
I installed the "concealment of personal data" - ON, but when viewing the site https://www.nic.ru/ I read the following items:

According WHOIS.PUBLICINTERESTREGISTRY.NET:
Domain Name: OPTIMATS.ORG
...
and all my hidden data - why??
Michael Carr
18 February 2014 08:56 AM
I see correctly shielded details under the domain, it seems to be setup correctly :

Registrant Name:Whois Agent
Registrant Organization:Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.
Randy B
18 December 2014 04:49 PM
I have a domain registered with godaddy with domain privacy and a website there.

I want to switch my website and email hosting to Arvixe. Is there any way to continue to have domain privacy, either by leaving my domain with godaddy or by transferring the registration to Arvixe?
Michael Carr
02 January 2015 01:46 PM
Yes, we offer domain privacy with most TLD's. You can leave the domain at godaddy and simply change the DNS underneath it to use our servers as well.
Adel
23 January 2015 04:21 AM
Hi,

When I was registering my domain name with Arvixe, I declined the box "Protect my personal information" ---> 8.99 $ / domain

Cant find the way to purchase it now,

Can you please tell me where to go?

Thanks for your time,
Ryan C
28 January 2015 10:55 PM
Please contact our sales team at sales [at] arvixe.com to get this added to your domain.

Antonio Jennings
13 April 2015 08:52 PM
question, what if you just registered, pre-installed wordpress but accidently misspelled your free domain name by 1 letter?
Ryan C
16 April 2015 05:11 PM
Please contact our support team as soon as possible. We can get the domain unregistered, a new domain registered and the domain changed on your account, as long as you act quickly relating to this.

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